Sunday, April 29, 2007
Let's ignore the fact it's not exactly the weather for wool scarves, a photo opportunity is a photo opportunity after all.
I didn't tell the full story in the first line - this is the result of me trying my arm at crochet without reading the pattern thoroughly.
This is a version of the One Skein scarf in the Stitch 'n' Bitch Happy Hooker book. I admired one made by blogless (to my knowledge) Ella, who goes to Glasgow Knit 'n' Stitch and had a brief look at her pattern and decided to give it a bash in a very gung-ho manner, and of course, let's lengthen it, and of course let's sub a different yarn of a totally different weight. Let's not worry about the fact you're not very crochet-savvy.
Well, it came back to bite me in the bum! The foundation row, or cast on as I will call it, was far too tight in comparison to the body of the scarf, meaning it curves in a rather astonishing manner! It seems that the Happy Hooker would have you use a hook 2mm larger for your initial row, which makes perfect sense now that I read it after the event.
Anyway, it IS wearable, as a sort of collar pic #1 at the neck of your coat to keep the wind out.
Pic #2 shows you the nice colour of the Twilley's Freedom Spirit (2 1/2 balls) in "Bliss" shade 508and my Swarowski love heart brooch.
Pic #3 shows you how much it wants to curve curve curve.
Enjoyed making it, and I will wear it and LEARNED A LOT about crochet. x K
Pic #4 is Lindsay the Llama who finally came up to the fence at Balcary Bay.
Thursday, April 12, 2007
"I believe I can fly...I believe I can touch the sky..."
These photos should enlarge when clicked.
Unfortunately, there's no feature for brushing your hair after the event on my photo editor.
BTW check out my shadow on Picture One.
Thank you for all your kind comments so far.
Happy Birthday dear Photographer!
Wednesday, April 11, 2007
Don't know if you can see the slight glossy sheen on the right side.
I cobbled together a way to get the edging to flow from the main "budding lace" pattern as I didn't use the "Lily of the Valley" section. Took a bit of sums but wasn't difficult, having knitted a few Evelyn Clark shawls before.